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James is Co-Artistic Director of Bootworks Theatre and Senior Lecturer at The University of Chichester. He really enjoys chatting with Children's Theatre Makers.

Web: www.bootworkstheatre.co.uk
Email: james@bootworkstheatre.co.uk
Twitter: twitter.com/Bootworks
Facebook: facebook.com/Bootworks/
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Youtube: youtube.com/user/Bootworks

Chichester University: chi.ac.uk/department-theatre

Bootworks Theatre Talkshop James Baker

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James is Co-Artistic Director of Bootworks Theatre and Senior Lecturer at The University of Chichester. He really enjoys chatting with Children's Theatre Makers.

Web: www.bootworkstheatre.co.uk
Email: james@bootworkstheatre.co.uk
Twitter: twitter.com/Bootworks
Facebook: facebook.com/Bootworks/
Instagram: instagram.com/bootworkstheatre/
Youtube: youtube.com/user/Bootworks

Chichester University: chi.ac.uk/department-theatre

    Ep:06 with Tim Etchells

    Ep:06 with Tim Etchells

    The sixth episode in a series of Podcasts where James Baker of Bootworks Theatre speaks with a number of children's performance makers and producers about their work.

    In this episode James chats with Artistic Director of Forced Entertainment and Independent Artist, Tim Etchells, about his performance of ‘That Night Follows Day’. The piece is performed by a chorus of children (aged between 8 and 15), who interrogate the ways in which adults shape and define the world of young people. The show offers up a range of advice, facts, white lies and excuses that children hear from adults, and explores how we are all both made and constrained by language as we try to describe our experiences and imagine our futures.

    Additional material in this podcast was kindly provided by Forced Entertainment.

    Links to things/people discussed include:

    That Night Follows Day: https://www.forcedentertainment.com/projects/that-night-follows-day/

    Campo: https://www.campo.nu/en

    Hester Chillingworth: http://hesterchillingworth.com/

    Music by Dougie Evans: www.dougieevans.com.

    • 59 min
    Ep:05 with Sibylle Peters

    Ep:05 with Sibylle Peters

    The fifth episode in a series of Podcasts where James Baker of Bootworks Theatre speaks with a number of children's performance makers and producers about their work.

    In this episode James chats with researcher and performance artist Sibylle Peters about time (and children’s relationship with it), playing vs reality, listening to children as equals, zombies, children as members of the public, live-art, children's understanding of diversity, and destruction.

    Additional material in this podcast was kindly provided by the Live Art Development Agency (LADA); http://www.thisisliveart.co.uk/

    Links to things discussed include:
    Playing Up Live Art: http://www.thisisliveart.co.uk/projects/playing-up-live-art-for-kids-adults/

    Kaputt: The Academy of Destruction: http://www.thisisliveart.co.uk/projects/kaputt-the-transgenerational-academy-of-destruction/

    The Fundus Theater: http://www.fundus-theater.de/

    Music by Dougie Evans: www.dougieevans.com.

    • 53 min
    Ep:04 with Andy Field

    Ep:04 with Andy Field

    The fourth episode in a series of Podcasts where James Baker of Bootworks Theatre speaks with a number of children's performance makers and producers about their work.

    In this episode James chats with renowned artist, writer and curator Andy Field whose work LookOut invites audiences to imagine a future alongside a child – whilst gazing out upon a rooftop cityscape.

    We discuss the skill involved in chatting to kids, the future of the theatre phenomenon that is Forest Fringe and reminisce about a time that James climbed a ladder for an extremely long time in the name of art.

    Music by Dougie Evans: www.dougieevans.com.

    • 59 min
    Ep:03 with Tony Reekie

    Ep:03 with Tony Reekie

    The third episode in a series of Podcasts where James Baker of Bootworks Theatre speaks with a number of children's performance makers and producers about their work.

    In this episode James chats with Independent Producer Tony Reekie about 'how nobody gives a shit about children’s theatre', 'why they’re better at making it on the continent' and how 'bloody hard it is to be an Independent Producer'.

    Music by Dougie Evans: www.dougieevans.com.

    • 1 hr
    Ep:02 with Fevered Sleep

    Ep:02 with Fevered Sleep

    The second episode in a series of Podcasts where James Baker of Bootworks Theatre speaks with a number of children's performance makers about their practice.

    In this episode James chats with David Harradine & Sam Butler of Fevered Sleep about their work on Men & Girls Dance; a project which brings together two very different groups of performers: adult, male professional contemporary dancers, and girls who dance for fun.

    Music by Dougie Evans: www.dougieevans.com.

    Links to things discussed in this episode:

    Fevered Sleep: http://www.feveredsleep.co.uk/

    Men & Girls Dance: http://www.feveredsleep.co.uk/current/men-and-girls-dance/

    • 59 min
    Ep:01 with Eilidh MacAskill

    Ep:01 with Eilidh MacAskill

    The first in a series of Podcasts where James Baker of Bootworks Theatre speaks with a number of Children's Performance makers about their practice.

    In this episode James chats with Eilidh Macaskill of Fish and Game about her work on Gendersaurus Rex; a project where Eilidh explores the ideas of identity and gender in Children's Performance.

    Music by Dougie Evans: www.dougieevans.com.

    Links to things discussed in this episode:

    Action Transport Theatre with Happily Ever After: http://www.actiontransporttheatre.org/whats-on/productions/happily-ever-after

    Aunty Ben: http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/stage/lgbt-play-teaches-kids-about-gender-and-acceptance-1.2021636

    And Tango Makes Three by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And_Tango_Makes_Three

    Fish and Game: http://www.fishandgame.org.uk/

    Gendersaurus Rex: https://gendersaurusrex.wordpress.com/

    Imaginate Festival: http://www.imaginate.org.uk/

    The Hamilton Complex: https://www.liftfestival.com/events/the-hamilton-complex/

    • 1 hr 3 min

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